I've been lucky to be getting pet portrait commissions once again.
This one was a request by the owner of Grasmere. This is Sadie, her friend's dog who recently passed away. She sent me 3 photos to work from and this is how I chose to capture the essence and spirit of her. I like to do partial faces, focusing on the eyes. Sometimes the pet( asks) to be painted completely. I sit with the photos for a while and then decide. It usually all comes together.
Here's the photo I chose to work from.
What a face! I hope the recipient is moved by the painting.
Mim, guess who's on the easel now? :)
If you think I've been quiet these days it's because my wireless was down for a week. I'm back now. Stay tuned!